I'm being selfish by taking room on the board to post Baby so you can all say a little prayer for her. Anna
Baby was a dog I adopted last August from PCDR. They continued to pay all her medical bills.
She had been an outdoor dog for the first five years of her life and neglected-with her dog pal, Buddy. The people moved leaving the dogs behind, and through a series of concerned people, she found herself at PCDR. Buddy was adopted a few months later.
In any case, Baby had server flea dermititis and it compromised her immune system. On a good day, she only had fur on about 65% of her body. She had two medicated baths a week and went to a dermatologist, a regular vet and a holistic vet.
A few months ago Baby was diagnosed with lymphoma. But it didn't seem to bother her.
Unfortunately, for the past two weeks, she progressively had problems walking with her back legs. On Saturday, she lost the use of her front legs as well. I was able to spend all of Sunday and Monday with her, telling her how loved she was. Although her body gave out on her, she still had a wonderful appetite. Between chicken and more chicken, she ate ravioli and loads of cheese.
Baby was the kindest and gentlest soul ever. I adopted (or permanently fostered!) her last August and it was a treat to watch her do things that she never had â€“ get on the couch, sleep on the bed, eat good food. Our time with her was too short, but the love and gratitude from her that both myself and my roommate Shannika, received from her was worth it all.
She will definitely be missed.
I also know that the best way, whenever possible, for an animal to reach Rainbow Bridge is to have a vet come to your home. Dr. Liz Friedman came for Baby and Royal Pet Mortuary handled the body. It's less stress on the animal and so very peaceful. More info here:
BTW - One of our board members, Poppy Victoria, took the above pictures of Baby to include in her book about senior dogs that have been adopted.